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Rock Bridge victory caps eventful night

SEDALIA — It was an unpredictable night Wednesday at Smith-Cotton. Hickman played well enough to almost defeat the No. 1 team in the state, Rock Bridge played one of their worst games of the year, and Hickman coach Jim Sutherland announced that he is retiring.

Nesbitt ends great stretch at Hickman

After 13 years as the head football coach at Hickman, Gregg Nesbitt is resigning. Next season, he will be the outside linebackers coach at Central Methodist University in Fayette.

No denying Missouri

If anyone was looking for a microcosm of Missouri’s season, Wednesday’s game was it.

Win No. 20 special for Missouri

Make a couple more marks on Missouri’s 2005-06 checklist.

Weight Club members lighthearted group

Andy Oaker is a part of The Weight Club. Although it may sound like a support group for weight loss, its members are more interested in throwing weight than losing it. The club is a small group of friends who happen to share a talent in track and field throwing events. The prestigious qualifications that brought them together mean there are only four members, three of which were present at the 22nd annual Missouri All-Comers meet held last weekend at the Hearnes Center Field House.

Hickman football coach steps down

Citing a desire to spend more time with his family, Gregg Nesbitt resigned as head foootball coach at Hickman High School on Tuesday but said he will continue to be the school’s physical education coordinator.

Tired Tigers feel pressure

Two programs diverged in Mizzou Arena on Tuesday, one continuing its path downward, another reaching for an echelon it has rarely ever known.

Lyons sees more time than usual in first half

Before the season started, former Missouri coach Quin Snyder raved about the potential of freshman forward Leo Lyons.

Stale play haunts Cougars

Senior night started off with hugs and kisses, balloons, flowers, commemorative balls, and pictures. The Columbia College women’s basketball team was smiling and laughing during warm-ups.

Communication is the clincher

Carlynn Savant wanted to ride the Segway.

MU swimmers set for Big 12 Championships

They started the countdown 24 days ago. The chain of paper links hung from the wall of the women’s locker room amid shining signs and playful posters and stickers. Each day, they pulled another pearl of wisdom from the chain. Now they are ready to go.

Nothing is free with free throws

With only three people left in a quiet gym that, during games and pep rallies, is as loud as rolling thunder, Rock Bridge forward Chad Jones-Hicks tries to perfect his free-throw shooting — one-handed.

Extra Points

The Hickman Kewpies could have been excused if their minds started to wander on Tuesday. According to coach Curt Riley, no explanations were necessary.

Gardner just can’t win

As Quin Snyder disappeared into the bowels of the Holiday Inn Executive Center last Tuesday, he beckoned Thomas Gardner to follow.

Up and down season

The Hickman girls basketball team has had a bumpy season.

Miller apathetic about Turin busts

SESTRIERE, Italy — All those Olympic medals Bode Miller insists he can live without? Turns out he also believes they could just as easily be his.

Keeping Kewpies up serious business

Head coach Jim Sutherland stood in front of the Hickman boys’ basketball team in a hallway outside its home gym, berating his players like a teacher would an unruly group of third graders.

All-Comers meet a big draw

At 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning, it was 2 degrees outside.

Johnson wins, Edwards crashes

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Cheater or champion? Such is the stigma that Jimmie Johnson has to bear after winning his first Daytona 500 just 10 days after his crew chief was kicked out for illegally altering his car.

Back to reality

LAWRENCE, Kan. — After former Missouri coach Quin Snyder’s press conference on Tuesday, Tigers guard Thomas Gardner made no secret that he was playing with Snyder on his mind.

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